Gun guys, how do you pronounce “carbine?”

Do you say carbyne as in wine, dine, pine, line?

or do you say carbean as in ravine and serpentine?

The old Jimmy Stewart movie Carbine Williams gotme saying byne most of my life.  But lately I hear bean a lot more.  

B.Eye.N.    Not Bean

It depends. 

Car vine, but with the b where the v is.  

 

 

Get some more schooling fella, it should help with more complex situations.  

Just like it's spelled.

Bean

Car bean .

I always heard it as carb-in. As if there was no e. 

I say "Car-binay" like JonBenét just to be a douche.

I think it comes down to where you live. 

Americans tend to say Carbean, whereas the rest of the world tend to pronounce it correctly...

NFABeeJay - 

B.Eye.N.    Not Bean


this

Ine not Ean 

Pecan. 

 

Pe-con

Pee-can?

209'd@170 -

I think it comes down to where you live. 

Americans tend to say Carbean, whereas the rest of the world tend to pronounce it correctly...

I live in the US and have never heard anyone say "car-bean" thats just wrong.

car-byne

"I live in the US and have never heard anyone say "car-bean" thats just wrong."

lol. I would slap a man for saying it like that.

Assault rifle 

King Trav -

Assault rifle 

Haha

Nexuscrawlers -
209'd@170 -

I think it comes down to where you live. 

Americans tend to say Carbean, whereas the rest of the world tend to pronounce it correctly...

I live in the US and have never heard anyone say "car-bean" thats just wrong.

I also live in the US and have only heard it said that way. 


According to dictionary dot com:  "kahr-been"

I say Car-bean, though I have heard car-bine in conversation before. Both acceptable, imo.

The -bean pronounciation is attributed more to be an American thing, evidently. The origin is the french "carabine", which is pronounced cara-bean, at least according to this source:

 

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/290617/carbine-rifle-is-there-pronunciation-demographic-data